Family buys pizzas, snacks for crews who fought ‘fully engulfed’ structure fire

A structure fire in West Point, Wisconsin
Photo courtesy of Mitchell Travis

WEST POINT, Wis. — Some friendly Sauk City residents sent a treasure trove of food to the Sauk City Volunteer Fire Department on Monday to show their appreciation for the group’s hard work as firefighters from throughout the area worked to extinguish a “fully engulfed” structure fire.

Multiple crews from throughout south-central Wisconsin responded to a roaring blaze on Selwood Road on Tuesday afternoon. When crews arrived at W14252 Selwood Rd. a bit after 2 p.m., they found the home fully engulfed by flames.

While crews fought to extinguish the fire as snow continued to fall, one Sauk City family went out of their way to feed the emergency responders. Paired with a thank-you card, the Osiedacz family brought pizzas, cookies and soda down to the Sauk City Fire Department station so crews would have food to eat upon their return to the station. One officials said the pizzas made it out to the scene of the fire for crews to share.

According to the the Sauk City Fire Department, no one was home at the time of the fire and no one was injured in the subsequent attempt to put it out.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire. One official said the residence is likely a total loss.

Firefighters from the Sauk City and Prarie du Sac fire departments responded to the scene with help from emergency crews from Lodi, Merrimac, Waunakee, Baraboo, DeForest and Dane County.